Salma Hayek Biography

Salma Hayek (born September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico) is a Mexican actress. Considered by many to be the most successful Latin American actress in Hollywood since Dolores del R�o, Hayek, having appeared in more than thirty films and secured a nomination for an Oscar, is arguably the most important Mexican star in Hollywood today.

At the age of 23 Salma Hayek landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful telenovela which earned her star status in her native Mexico. Later, in 1994, Salma starred in El Callej�n de los Milagros, which would later become the most awarded movie in the Cinema of Mexico. In 1991, not fluent in English, Hayek moved to Los Angeles, California, to study acting with the hopes of starting a career in Hollywood.

Robert Rodriguez and his producer wife Elizabeth Avellan soon gave her her big break, starring opposite Antonio Banderas in Desperado which brought her to Hollywood's attention. The moviegoers proved to be as dazzled with Hayek as Rodriguez had been.

In 2002, Frida, co-produced by Hayek, was released, starring Hayek as Kahlo, and Alfred Molina as her unfaithful husband Diego Rivera. The film also featured an entourage of stars in supporting roles, including Antonio Banderas, Ashley Judd, Geoffrey Rush, Edward Norton and Valeria Golino.

Her performance won her a nomination for the 2002 Academy Awards, although some have suggested that the nomination was more a credit to her perseverance in seeing the film made.



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Hollywood's bridal wear designer Amsale Aberra dead

    Updated On : Apr 03,2018   12:08 pm
New York, April 3 (IANS) Ethiopian-born bridal and evening wear designer Amsale Aberra, who created wedding gowns for actresses like Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Salma Hayek, Vivica Fox, Gayle King and Bethenny Frankel, died on Tuesday. She was 64. View More..

With filmmaking, you sign up for struggles: Producer Guneet Monga

    Updated On : Mar 12,2018   2:58 pm
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) As a woman producer with a knack of "non-Bollywood" stories, Guneet Monga -- one of the only two Indians named in Variety's International Women of Impact Report -- says filmmaking is a journey that comes with its share of struggles and challenges. View More..

Deepika Padukone, Guneet Monga in International Women's Impact Report

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   5:08 pm
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and film producer Guneet Monga have featured in the Variety's International Women's Impact Report 2018. View More..

Harvey Weinstein sells Connecticut estate

    Updated On : Mar 07,2018   1:54 pm
Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has sold his long time oceanfront estate in a $16 million off-market deal. View More..

90th Oscars: 'Shape of Water' leads at politically painted show (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 05,2018   2:20 pm
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) "The Shape of Water" emerged as the big winner with four honours at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony -- including Best Picture -- where celebration of cinema was laced with political jibes as well as powerful statements on debates like sexual harassment, immigration and gender balance that are plaguing Hollywood. View More..

Harvey Weinstein's accusers pitch for equality at Oscars

    Updated On : Mar 05,2018   11:52 am
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actresses Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, who have accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, walked on the stage at Oscars 2018 to stress on the need to change the culture in Hollywood with focus on diversity and equality. View More..

Weinstein statue 'Casting Couch' launched pre-Oscars

    Updated On : Mar 02,2018   11:32 pm
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Just days before the 90th Academy Awards, a Harvey Weinstein statue 'Casting Couch' has appeared on Hollywood Boulevard here, drawing a lot of attention. View More..

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence rule BAFTA 2018 red carpet

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   11:16 am
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Actresses Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence outshined others as they glamourised the black dress code, followed by most at the 71st BAFTA red carpet here to support the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and inequality. View More..

BAFTA 2018: Stars wear black to bring Time's Up to Britain

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   6:50 am
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Virtually all the stars at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British organised by Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), wore black to show solidarity with the Time's Up movement here on Monday. View More..

Jessica Chastain applauds Salma Hayek

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   5:06 am
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain has applauded actress Salma Hayek for coming forward with sexual harassment allegations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. View More..

Salma says 'monster' Weinstein threatened to kill her

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   3:42 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has added her name to the list of celebrities speaking out against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, calling him a rage-fuelled "monster" who sexually harassed and tried to kill her. Weinstein denied the charge. View More..

Weinstein threatened to kill me: Salma Hayek

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   1:30 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Weinstein has denied the accusation. View More..

Harvey Weinstein threatened to kill me: Salma Hayek

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   7:02 am
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. View More..

Salma Hayek goes for blonde look

    Updated On : Oct 02,2017   3:42 am
Paris, Oct 2 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek, known for black hair, debuted a new blonde hairdo here. View More..

Salma Hayek donates $100,000 to Mexico earthquake victims

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   1:06 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has donated $100,000 to the victims of the earthquake in Mexico. View More..

'The Hitman's Bodyguard': An entertaining action-comedy (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 26,2017   2:26 pm
Film: "The Hitman's Bodyguard"; Director: Patrick Hughes; Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kristy Mitchell, Richard E. Grant; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'The Hitman's Bodyguard': An entertaining action comedy (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 25,2017   4:30 pm
Film: "The Hitman's Bodyguard"; Director: Patrick Hughes; Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kristy Mitchell and Richard E. Grant; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' script truly action-packed: Grey Powell

    Updated On : Aug 24,2017   1:54 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Stunt coordinator Greg Powell says working on "The Hitman's Bodyguard" was fun and challenging. View More..

I watch a lot of action films: Salma Hayek

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   6:06 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek says she watches a lot of action films because of her husband. View More..

Salma Hayek wishes luck to Akshay for 'Toilet...'

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   10:18 am
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has wished Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for his latest release "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" and says no woman should fear going to the toilet. View More..